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Gerald Brunetti  |  Interests  |  Scholarship  

Education:

  • Ph. D. Education (Higher Education/Teacher Education), University of California, Berkeley, December 1972
    Dissertation Title: The Omnibus Personality Inventory as a Predictor of Outstanding Urban Teachers.
  • M.A. Subject Field: English, niversity of California, Berkeley, June 1963
  • A.B. English, University of California, Berkeley, June 1960

Teaching Experience:

  • Associate and Full Professor of Education, School of Education - Saint Mary's College of California (September 01, 1979 - 1986)
  • Assistant and Associate Professor of English Education, Department of Curriculum & Instruction - University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN (1969 - 1979)
  • Assistant Supervisor, School of Education - University of California, Berkeley, CA (1967 - 1969)
  • Instructor in English and Education - Humboldt State College, Arcata, CA (1965 - 1966)
  • Teacher of English and Latin - McKinleyville High School, McKinleyville, CA (1963 - 1965)

Professional Experience:

  • Director, Liberal & Civic Studies Program, School of Liberal Arts - Saint Mary's College of California (1991 - Present)
  • Member, Rank & Tenure Committee - Saint Mary's College of California (1990 - 1998)
    Chair: 1997-98
  • Chair, Academic Senate - Saint Mary's College of California (1988 - 1994)
    All years mentioned, except 1990.
  • Director, Single Subject Credential Program, School of Education - Saint Mary's College of California (1979 - 1989)

Awards:

  • O. DeSales Perez Award - Saint Mary's College of California (November 2013)
    For Distinguished Teaching in the Collegiate Seminar Program
  • Professor of the Year - Saint Mary's College of California (2001)
    Also received in 2002.

Honor:

  • Visiting Scholar - University of California, Berkeley (1989)
    Visiting Scholar at Berkeley from 1989 to 1997.

Presentations:

Selected Presentations

  • Career Satisfaction of Experienced Professors at a Liberal Arts College. Brunetti, Gerald (talk, speech or lecture, co-author)
    American Educational Research Association
    (March 28, 2008)
  • Teacher Autonomy in an Era of Standardization. Brunetti, Gerald (talk, speech or lecture)
    American Educational Research Association
    (April 10, 2007)
  • Why do they teach?. Brunetti, Gerald (talk, speech or lecture)
    Faculty Alumni Award Presentation, Saint Mary's College of California
    (November 14, 1998)

Publications:

  • Brunetti, Gerald. October 2006. Resilience under Fire: Perspectives on the Work of Experienced Inner City HIgh School Teachers in the United States, Teaching and Teacher Education, vol. 22, issue October 2006, pg.812-825, eds. , Delamont, Sara, Fitz, John, Pugsley, Lesley, Elsevier
  • Brunetti, Gerald. "Guest Editors' Introduction: Lives of Teachers." Teacher Education Quarterly Summer (2001): 1
  • Brunetti, Gerald. "Why Do They Teach? A Study of Job Satisfaction among Long-Term High School Teachers." Teacher Education Quarterly Summer (2001): 49-74
  • Brunetti, Gerald. "Teacher education: A look at its future." Teacher Education Quarterly Fall (1998): 59-64
  • 1989. TR McConnell Symposium Papers, ed. Brunetti, Gerald, Berkeley
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